KENOSHA -- He was once considered one of Kenosha Counties most notorious fugitives. Now, he will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. 33-year-old Andrew Obregon pleaded guilty on Friday, January 27th to six felonies in a plea deal reached with the Kenosha County District Attorney's Office.
Obregon was accused of killing another man in 2015 and then eluding authorities for weeks. He faced 32 criminal charges in all.
As part of a plea deal, Obregon has agreed to plead guilty to the following charges:
- First-degree intentional homicide
- Attempted first-degree intentional homicide
- Vehicle operator flee/elude officer (3 counts)
- Armed robbery use of force
26 other charges filed against Obregon were dismissed and read-in to the court record.
Officials say this may be the most in-depth, time consuming investigation in Kenosha County Sheriff's Office history. Andrew Obregon was able to evade deputies for weeks by hiding in corn fields. He'll likely never be free again.
"This entire situation will be remembered by this generation of people forever," said Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth.
Friday afternoon, officials held a press conference following the plea agreement. As part of the deal, Obregon pleaded guilty to shooting and killing Tywon Anderson on September 19th, 2015. He spent weeks on the run.
Obregon was charged with stealing cars, burglaries and evading law enforcement in several high-speed chases -- continually escaping in rural fields with high corn.
"Life changed in southeast Wisconsin for that three weeks," said Beth.
Schools went on lockdown, doors were kept locked, until October, when a woman checking on an empty property found Obregon -- and was beaten.
Fleeing in the woman's stolen car, the victim called 911 and Obregon was eventually captured after one more chase in Illinois.
"It was as if we won the Super Bowl. A lot of high fiving, and it was done," Beth said.
Obregon was extradited back to Wisconsin, to face over 30 charges. As part of Friday's guilty plea, the number dropped to just six.
"From what I was told he has an exposure of life in prison and 150 years, so my guess is Andy Obregon will likely never come out of prison," said Beth.
There is one last chapter in this story -- sentencing. That is scheduled for April.